Если для вас «Инстаграм» девушки-инструктора по йоге – это пляж, рассвет/закат (что больше нравится), коврик для йоги и худосочная блондинка в позе воина или березки, то пришло время расстаться со стереотипами. А сделать это будет очень легко, заглянув в insta-ленту 27-летней йогини Джессамин Стенли по прозвищу (которое она придумала себе сама) Толстушка.

Устав от удивленных взглядов на занятиях по йоге и снисходительного отношения инструкторов как к вечному новичку, Джессамин решила самостоятельно разучивать асаны дома, причем ежедневно (!), и следить за прогрессом, выкладывая свои достижения в «Инстаграм» (кстати, на вдохновляющую страничку уже подписались более 40 тысяч фолловеров). Впрочем, и на этом героическая девушка не остановилась – решила получить сертификат инструктора и теперь сама преподает йогу всем желающим!

Я очень хорошо понимаю, какие могут возникнуть трудности у девушек с весом при выполнении некоторых асан (то грудь мешает, то животик никак не подтягивается), и в этом мое преимущество перед другими инструкторами

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ИНСТРУКТОР ЙОГИ ДЖЕССАМИН СТЕНЛИ

Y'all, I had so much fun shooting this #sunsalutation tutorial for @buzzfeed. I've always found that repetition of individual poses is the best way to ground a home practice- it's also the best way to solidify your alignment. I've probably never mentioned it, but I loathe #chaturanga- my vinyasas tend to be super lazy and I always 'plan to practice chaturanga more' but then don't bc (duh) they suck. This project forced me to practice more #suryanamaskaraA's than ever- and my #chaturangadandasana's got much stronger as a result. This was such an excellent reminder that the poses I hate are always (literally ALWAYS) the poses I need to practice the most. Anyway, if you want to check out my @buzzfeed sun salutation tutorial, click the link in my instagram header! (BTW The real star of this sequence are the @mymanifesta capris I'm wearing- nothing stays at the waist quite like 'em. Use 'CURVYYOGA' for a discount at check out. I also love this top by @paramitadesigns- use 'SDM20' for 20% off at check out 👍)

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Today I finally tried @cbquality's #splits program on @trainersvault and, as one would expect from the high priestess of thick fit #yoga girls, it left my hips and hamstrings VERY happy. I'm really excited to keep practicing her sequence and feeling my body open even more- it's very simple but extremely deep delicious stretches. I've had a lot of new developments in my life and my hips are holding all of the associated stress- It was a gift to open into them and release some unnecessary tension. Also, @thechalkboardmag mentioned me in a yoga roundup along with the likes of @gigiyogini, @tarastiles, @mackenzieyoga, and my boo @nolatrees- click the link in the @thechalkboardmag instagram header to check it out! Leggings- @mymanifesta

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I took a little break from the internet this weekend. I mean, I likelovehate social media as much as the next late twentysomething but JEEZ- a femme can only take so much 'internet-ing' before she needs to get outside and feel the grass under her toes, ya dig? In addition to spending time with my loved ones, eating @krispykreme doughnuts, and sunning myself by the banks of the Eno River, I spent the past few days catching up on projects that slid to my back burner while I was in Asheville. Of course, I would love to spill the beans on everything new and exciting to come, but I'm sworn to secrecy on several different topics. HOWEVER, I am SO STOKED to announce that my #yoga teenage dream is about to come true- my long distance yoga love @nolatrees & I are hitting the road....together....to teach joint yoga workshops! Dana & I are getting pumped to bring our body positive yoga mission to as many of you as humanly possible. However, if we hold a workshop, would you come? What studios/cities would you like to see us in/at? If you're too shy to write in the comments, feel free to shoot me an e-mail @ mynameisjessamyn@gmail.com. The instagram yoga community has blessed us with the opportunity to find kindred spirits across the globe- I think it's high time we take the #bodylove yoga movement into the stratosphere. #effyourbeautystandards #honoryourcurves Pants- @lineagewear P.S. via @nolatrees- if you're a studio owner, e-mail us!

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